October 13, 2022
Yukon Sun joins 49th Parallel Collection
Yukon Sun is the latest addition to Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of made-in-Canada roses. The bright yellow rose has been released by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) and will be available in Canadian garden centres next spring.
Yukon Sun is a golden yellow rose with dark green foliage and early, continuous bloom. Growing to about one metre tall, it is winter hardy to -35 C and moderately resistant to black spot and powdery mildew.
“Canadians have embraced these stunning Vineland roses since we first introduced the collection in conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017. We are excited to expand the collection once more with the addition of the first yellow rose,” Vineland President and CEO Ian Potter said. “Yukon Sun was specifically bred for the Canadian climate and will brighten any outdoor living space with its warm, sunny hues.”
Yukon Sun joins three other roses in the collection: the red Canadian Shield, the coral Chinook Sunrise and the pink Aurora Borealis. All Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection roses come from Vineland’s rose breeding program and Vineland’s close collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA). The CNLA has owned the rights to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s hardy rose breeding program for more than 10 years. Roses in the collection are known for being low maintenance, black spot tolerant and able to withstand temperatures down to -35 to -40 C.
“We value the ongoing partnership with CNLA and its members who are helping us deliver what Canadian gardeners and consumers across the country are looking for: hardy, beautiful and easy-to-grow roses thriving in Canada’s varied climates,” Potter said.
More information about Yukon Sun and the rest of the collection is available at 49throses.com.